Welcome to episode 2. This week Gary talks to ten whole people, and waits for someone to ask a favor so she can say No.

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Week 2.

Begin your diet

We've started working out. Now it's time to research and start your diet. You know you have too many pounds. It might be 5, or it might be 50. Strength training isn't going to fix it. And here's a secret nobody will tell you: Cardio on its own won't fix it either.

This won't just be a fad. It's time for a lifestyle change.

Last week we were abstaining from alcohol. (Right? RIGHT?)

This week we focus on a new lifestyle.

I can personally attest that the http://www.reddit.com/r/keto diet is a good long term diet that has allowed me to lose weight and keep it off. A lot of people recommend paleo. There's been talk about whether you can muscle build on keto. I think the research shows that you can.

Today: Decide and begin your diet. Report back.

Say No.

If you're following the plan as you should be, today is your day off from your workout. (unless you're on M-W-F schedule, in which case carry on).

Today's exercise is simple. Say no.

We all have women in our lives who we have previously attempted to engage romantically, with no luck. Yet, they manage to stay in our lives. Maybe on facebook. Maybe at work. Maybe at home. Maybe in your group of friends.

Today, if any of them approach you for a favor. Anything as simple as "hold my purse" or "can you help me with..." just say no. Do not give an excuse. Do not try to smooth this over. Just say no. If they ask why, just say "I'm busy, sorry."

Learning to say no takes practice. As you become good at it, your Yes will become more powerful.

Required reading today: http://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/16om5e/the_red_pill_room_mike_makes_a_breakthrough/

Talk to 10 People

This should be easy. You're already going to the gym today. There are plenty of people there.

Today you will talk to 10 people that you do not know. Conversations should last around 30 seconds (if not longer). This will be easy for some of you. This might even be a normal day for some of you. Heck, some of you surpass 10 easily. Learning to be a source of confidence is part of becoming a man. Much like seddit encourages approaching women regularly, we will learn to break down any anxiety about talking to strangers at all. Men or women, you will have a conversation with 10 people today.

Here are some easy ones to get you started:

  • Talk about the game with guys at the gym.
  • Talk about your difficulty in food choice with people in grocery store aisles.
  • Talk about something funny in the news with somebody at the bar.

This might seem like basic shit. And it is. But unless you can do it, and be sure you can, then you cannot become a man.

For the introverts: Doesn't matter. Deal with the anxiety. Part of being a man is doing what needs to be done even when you don't like it.